Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas held the most recent of his monthly press conferences on Wednesday, 16th February, 2011 during which a member of the media questioned his association or relationship with Lex Consulting.
Dr. Douglas’ response was that he has “no relationship with Lex Consulting as such” and further indicated that he has no personal relationship with Lex Consulting. He did indicate however that he has “a personal relationship with the person who owns Lex Consulting…”
During the January 2010 election campaign, talk of Lex Consulting began circulating with suggestions being made that Dr. Douglas was somehow closely linked to the company which is said to operate out of the United States of America (USA).
Additionally, copies of a $95,000 cheque made out to “Dr. Denzil L Douglas”, dated 30th December, 2009, from “Lex Consulting LLC” were revealed to the public by main opposition party, the People’s Action Movement (PAM) and gave rise to even more public debate on whether or not St. Kitts and Nevis’ political leader was in someway tied to said company.
When the allegations surfaced, the media on St. Kitts Nevis conducted investigations which revealed that Lex Consulting is directly linked to the mother of the Prime Minister’s children, Kate Alex Woodley, who is also believed to be employed by the St. Kitts Nevis government, specifically, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Having previously denied receiving the cheque from Lex Consulting, Dr. Douglas admitted during last Wednesday’s press conference that he did indeed receive the $95,000 cheque.
“The cheque was made out to me from a company, using a company cheque…” he said.
Notwithstanding that he “came clean” with this however, he declined to provide comment on what the cheque was written for or for what it was to have been used.